FORMS FOR DOING RESEARCH AND WRITING A RESEARCH PAPER
When you read an article, make a source card (or entry on your
computer) like this: first, write the name of the author of
the article (family name, comma, then initials of first name
and middle name if any), a period, the date of the article
(year, period, month, day) the name of the article, a period,
the name of the website, magazine or newspaper (underlined), a
What comes next depends on whether it is a hard copy or an
If it is from a hardcopy publication, then next item will be
the page number(s). If the source is from a newspaper, the
letter p and a period will precede the page. If it is a
magazine or journal, the letter p. is not used.
If it is from a website, the next item will be the word
Retrieved, followed by the date you retrieved it (month, day,
comma, year), then the word from, then the full URL of the
If it is from a print publication accessed through a data
base, cite it like a printed source, but follow it with the
data base name.
Example from Website:
Stein, F. I. (2007. Oct.31)
The count as I knew him.
. Retrieved Nov.1, 2007 from
Website name date retrieved
Example from a printed newspaper